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The Voting Line: 1924

The Voting Line: 1924

November 4, 1924. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "In line to vote." Have we all done our civic duty? National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

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Dickey Co.

My best guess for the location: Dickey Company of Rosslyn, VA, advertising livestock feeds in the Washington Post, Sept. 15, 1925.


The advertisment is still outside the polling place. You should see the plethora or politacl signs outside polling places here in Texas. The line the street and sidewalk. I think the only rule is they cannot be inside or obstruct a voter's path.

Davis for President!

The face on the poster affixed to the telephone pole looks a lot like 1924's Democratic candidate, John W. Davis. He lost heavily to Coolidge in a 3-way election after the Democratic party had a split.

I have no idea what the regulations were in DC in 1924, but I'm pretty sure most places in the US today wouldn't allow political advertising this close to a polling place.

[It is Davis. - tterrace]

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